Tentmaking 101 – Start Here

Dear Visitor, I am excited by your desire to investigate tentmaking! Tentmaking is a strategic and powerful missions strategy. It allows you to use your vocation to reach the nations. Tentmaking is a real alternative and indispensible complement to vocational missions. It is much more than an access strategy for closed countries. Apostle Paul chose…

Starting A Business Abroad

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have experience in starting or managing a business of any size? Do you have a heart for ministry in the workplace? Why not start a business abroad for Jesus Christ? The Christian entrepreneur is a model for national Christian businessmen and can influence business ethics. Not only does he…

GO Equipped! Course

From their stories, you see that cross-cultural, workplace witnesses or tentmakers have had great impact making disciples. And if you are prepared, you can too. Global Opportunities’ GO Equipped! course gives you what you need to become effective. While some tentmakers are highly effective, many others are not. From experience with 100s of tentmakers, we…

Paul’s Secret

A First-Century Strategy for a 21st Century World Article published in World Christian Magazine – September 2001 By David English The missions community is backing into tentmaking. Some missionaries now use secular roles as covers to obtain visas – a kind of “stealth missions” to gain access to closed countries. The result is hybrid missionary-tentmakers…

Short Term Service

Even a few weeks can be invaluable, especially in those countries where English is widely used.  Of course, we will never get the world evangelized without long-term commitments.  It takes more than two years to learn a culture and language, develop quality relationships, and establish lasting ministries. “Short term” means one or two years and…

Retirees: A Force for Missions

Congratulations! You have retired! You are now part of a phenomenon unique in the history of the world! Never before has any country had so many retirees who are so young, so healthy, so well educated, so competent, so affluent, and so free to do as they please! And so many of them believers in…

Tentmaking as PAM and BAM

Tentmaking or Marketplace Missions: 2 Paths – Profession as Mission (PAM) and Business as Mission (BAM) Tentmakers, whether businesspeople or professionals, go as everyday, workplace Christians working for a living in order to bring Christ to peoples who do not know him. They integrate work and witness. They demonstrate the gospel in everyday life and…

Why Did Paul Make Tents?

A Biblical Basis for Tentmaking “Why did Paul make tents?” may be the most important question to ask as we enter our 21st century of missions! The question arises because many countries in our “post-post-colonial” age restrict the entry of missionaries, but welcome people with expertise they need, so many Christians are using their professions…